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BP Pleads Guilty to Oil Spill Accident and Settles Personal Injury Claims, but are the Legal Battles Really Over?November 15th, 2012 Posted in Accident News
Oil tycoon BP has pleaded guilty and settled claims with the Department of Justice and the Securities for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill accident that claimed the lives of 11 workers.
The accident took place over two years ago, and after fighting tooth and nail in court, BP has settled with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission for $4.5 billion. BP pleaded guilty on 11 felony counts relating to the workers’ deaths, two misdemeanors, and a separate felony count of obstruction. The latest settlement will take the existing charges filed against BP up to nearly $42 billion.
Now that the federal criminal charges are settled – more or less – BP now has to focus on civil penalties for damages at the federal and local levels. According to a company spokesperson who spoke with Forbes, BP is “ready to settle on fair and reasonable terms,” but the company is still preparing for trail, which is scheduled to begin February 25 in New Orleans.
Today’s settlement is the largest ever recorded between a private company and the Department of Justice involving criminal charges. But what will become of two other companies connected in the oil spill tragedy, Transocean and Halliburton? Transocean, which owned and operated the Deepwater Horizon rig, said it’s in the process of negotiating a $1.5 billion settlement, while Halliburton, which helped with the cementing, has claimed no responsibility for the incident.
The settlement gives hope to the victims’ families that justice can prevail. If you or someone you love has been involved in a workplace accident, seek help with an attorney to protect your rights.
Accident lawyers can help you obtain damages for your pain and suffering, so call to schedule a consultation today.
Shane Sutton, the head coach of the British Cycling team and head coach at Team Sky, has sustained brain injuries following a bike accident just one day after Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins was also injured in a similar incident.
The accident took place in Manchester, northwest England. Sutton was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he will remain for the next few days. Authorities say Sutton was wearing a helmet and will undergo additional tests to determine the extent of his injuries.
“It is extremely rare that our riders and coaches are hurt while out cycling on the road, even rarer that two incidents should occur in a short space of time, and we wish Shane and Bradley a speedy recovery,” said British Cycling in statement.
Wiggins, 32, collided with a vehicle near his home in Eccleston. He was released with minor injuries, including bruised ribs and hand, and is expected to make a full recovery. He was the first British winner of the Tour de France on July 22 and ten days later won his fourth Olympic gold medal at the London Games.
Have you or a loved one been involved in an accident resulting in injuries? If so, help is available to you right now to protect your rights. All you have to do is contact an accident lawyer and be on your way to claiming the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Whether you were involved in a car accident, malpractice case or workplace injury, if your incident involved a personal injury accident, you can rest assured that accident lawyers will do everything possible to help you obtain money damages and medical care for your pain and suffering.
Call today to schedule a consultation with an accident attorney near you.
By: Tanya Gonzalez
Will Lindsay Lohan ever get out of the public eye? In the latest news, the redhead bad girl is facing new charges regarding her traffic accident on the Pacific Coast Highway last June.
According to TMZ, Lohan lied to police when she said she was not driving her Porsche when it crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler. Eyewitnesses say Lohan was the driver. Currently, the charge is a misdemeanor but Lohan is also on probation for jewelry theft, so who knows what will become of the once angelic-faced child star.
TMZ reports that Lohan believes the cops are out to get her. She is sticking to her original story and contends she was not driving the vehicle at the time of the car accident and maintains she has been a good civilian since her jewelry theft case.
Have you been involved in a car accident? Did you or a loved one sustain any injuries because of someone else’s negligence? Are you tired of going around in circles with your insurance company for benefits? If so, help is available to you right now so you can protect your rights – accident lawyers.
With the help of an accident lawyer, you can fight your claim in court and possibly obtain thousands – or even millions – in money damages and medical care coverage for your pain and suffering. Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in or extent of the injuries, accident attorneys do everything in their power so your case can resolve with the best possible outcome.
Whether you were involved in a car crash, slip and fall, workplace injury, or medical malpractice case, turn to an accident attorney to file a case and defend your rights.
The parents of a two-year-old child who was killed in a freak accident at the Pittsburgh Zoo may soon be contacting an accident lawyer for help. The boy was killed on Nov. 4 after falling from a barrier railing at the zoo. He was mauled to death by a pack of African painted dogs.
The boy had actually fallen 14 feet onto a safety net, but bounced off and fell into the exhibit where he was killed. The president of the zoo, Dr. Baker, released a statement regarding the tragic accident and offering condolences to the child’s family.
“We discourage people from letting their children sit on the railing…this is a horrible horrible tragedy, but the zoo has been here since 1898, and this is the first time we’ve had any type of visitor injury,” said Dr. Baker, adding that the dog exhibit would be closed throughout the winter. “The zoo feels terrible about this tragic accident that occurred at our zoo. It’s our worst nightmare as zoo professionals.”
Have you or someone you know been involved in a fatal accident? Have you tried to seek help from authorities to no avail? If so, help is available to you right now. Accident lawyers are here to protect your rights and fight so your case can end with the best possible outcome.
Accident lawyers help victims of personal injury accidents, including automotive crashes, slip and falls and medical malpractice incidents. Regardless of the extent of the injuries or whose fault the incident was, accident attorneys will see to it that your rights are protected and will help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Call a legal professional in your area today to get started on your case.
Pittsburgh, PA – A tragic accident has led to the death of a two-year-old boy.
The young victim was killed by a pack of African painted dogs on Nov. 4 after he fell from a barrier railing at the Pittsburgh Zoo. The toddler fell 14 feet onto a safety net, but bounced off and into the exhibit, where he was mauled to death by the dogs. The zoo will remain closed as investigators look into the tragedy.
“We discourage people from letting their children sit on the railing…this is a horrible horrible tragedy, but the zoo has been here since 1898, and this is the first time we’ve had any type of visitor injury,” said. Dr. Baker, president of the zoo, adding that the dog exhibit would remain closed throughout the winter. “The zoo feels terrible about this tragic accident, that this occurred at our zoo. It’s our worst nightmare as zoo professionals.”
Dr. Baker added that officials acted in the appropriate manner, and unfortunately, “the dogs were doing what the dogs would normally do.”
Have you or a loved one been involved in a horrific freak accident? If so, help is available to you right now. Turn to an accident lawyer in your area for immediate assistance in filing a case and protecting your rights.
Accident lawyers help the victims of personal injury incidents, which involve any accident in which someone suffers an injury – mentally or physically – due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Examples include car accidents, medical malpractice incidents and even workplace related accidents. If this has happened to you, accident attorneys do everything possible to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering.
Call a personal injury lawyer today to discuss your options and file a case.